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View Extra Audio Details in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, Option-clicking the Volume icon in the menu bar displays a list of sound input and output devices. Choose one to switch to it; it's much easier than using the Sound preference pane. Also, hold Shift and click the icon to set the system volume, which is separate from the general output volume.

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Safari 5.1.4

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Apple has released Safari 5.1.4 for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and 10.6 Snow Leopard, addressing a number of maintenance items but adding no new features. For both versions, the update improves typing responsiveness within the search field after a change in network configurations, prevents Web pages from flashing white when switching between Safari windows, fixes an issue with printing U.S. Postal Service shipping labels and embedded PDFs, preserves links in PDFs saved from Web pages, fixes a screen dimming problem that could occur while watching HTML5 video, enables cookies set during regular browsing to be used during Private Browsing, and ensures all data is deleted after clicking the Remove All Website Data button. Additionally, both versions “improve stability, compatibility and startup time when using extensions,” and incorporate numerous security fixes. The Lion version, in particular, promises an improvement in JavaScript performance as well as fixes a problem viewing Flash content after using gesture zooming. The Snow Leopard version corrects contextual menus for Web pages that are PDFs. The Snow Leopard version requires a restart after installation, but the update under Lion does not. (Free via Software Update, 44.7 MB Lion/47.5 MB Snow Leopard)

 

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Comments about Safari 5.1.4
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John Baxter  An apple icon for a Friend of TidBITS 2012-03-12 12:36
Also, the Safari update has the usual collection of security fixes discussed separately by Apple.

Michael Kemper  2012-03-13 02:31
Safari 5.1.4 has broken Gmail making it impossible to read messages.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2012-03-13 05:42
Seems to be working with Gmail here. I recommend choosing Safari > Report Bugs to Apple and getting a report in quickly.